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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 98: Kickin' Back with Ivan with All My Friends Down in the Islands

That's a line from Kenny Chesney's song "Somewhere in the Sun" about the BVI.  And on Sunday, the lyrics were pretty literal for us.

We headed out on the water, destination: Jost Van Dyke.  We've rented this 24'' Conteder before, but it helped that Jeff was with us - he's an avid boater and has years of experience.

Our Irish friends {as they love for us to refer to them}, Felicity and Gerry joined us for this trip as well.
Along the way, we picked up our friends Adam and Matt.  They both live near Cane Garden Bay, so it was pretty convenient to meet them at the dock there.

The ride over to Jost Van Dyke, and more specifically White Bay takes about 30 minutes or so.  I scored the mooring and we swam to shore.  {Thanks to Catharyn for teaching me how to do this back in February!}

This is how the Soggy Dollar Bar got its name.  There aren't any docks at White Bay, so you either drop anchor or secure the boat to one of the bouys and swim in, which means your dollars get soggy!  Unfortunately this also means our non-water-proof camera stays on the boat.  So, no photos of all of the fantastic places at White Bay.  But here's a quick run-down....

We had lunch at Ivan's Stress Free Bar.  This is the famous dive where Kenny Chesney shot the video for his song, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem."

After a delicious lunch of fish sandwiches, we walked over to Soggy Dollar Bar for their signature painkillers made with Pusser's rum, then hit Jewel's Snack Shop and One Love.  Everyone had a great time! 
Not exactly sure what everyone was yelling at the camera, but thanks to Adam for taking the photo!